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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I suffer from anxiety. Except i don't feel stressed but i still feel a little tingling in my face and back. Could this be the anxiety?

I suffer from anxiety. Except i don't feel stressed but i still feel a little tingling in my face and back. Could this be the anxiety?

Tingling anxiety: Physical symptoms of anxiety include: a spherical shaped pain in the throat; tightening on the neck muscles in the back; a pressure in the chest making it uncomfortable to breathe; a heavy tight ball sensation in your stomach; an uncomfortable tingling buzz under the skin/face/arms; energy making you unable to sit still; a tightening of the jaws; heat in the face, cheeks and back of eyeballs etc. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

I have anxiety and sometimes it causes my back muscles to tense up and I get a tingling feeling on the left side of my face. I this normal?

Certainly: Anxiety can manifest itself in many ways to include muscle tightness as well as tingling sensations and many other symptoms. Make an appointment with your doc or a HealyhTap provider to provide more details. ...Read more

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I have dep. &anxiety treated for 1year, the lats 2weeks I have been feeling my face left side tingling and lips. Is that normal? I take Lexapro 20mg

I have dep. &anxiety treated for 1year, the lats 2weeks I have been feeling my face left side tingling and lips. Is that normal? I take Lexapro 20mg

NO!!!: May need to consider a variety of things like are you hyperventilating because this can lead to the sensation of numbness. Any other new medications that have been added? Is there any drooping that may indication bell's palsy(a virus) or maybe a small stroke? Did you Lexapro just go to generic you may have a reaction to the generic formulation.See you physician. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety cause tingling on one side of face or tingling in fingers etc?

Why does anxiety cause tingling on one side of face or tingling in fingers etc?

May be paresthesias: This may be paresthesia which are uncomfortable skin sensations. We see these with anxiety With tingling we also evaluate for nerve irritation. You need to discuss these with your physician ...Read more

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Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Is it possible for face numbness and tingling to be a symptom of anxiety?

Anxiety: It is possible but you should consult with your doctor to make sure these symptoms are not caused by a medical condition. If you are cleared medically consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Remember anxiety is mainly produced by misperceiving situations or interactions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Three years ago I had tingling in my face. Mri came back normal. Tingling has returned and causing me anxiety and fear. Should I be concerned ?

Three years ago I had tingling in my face. Mri came back normal. Tingling has returned and causing me anxiety and fear. Should I be concerned ?

Suggest: Would not hurt to re-contact original doctor to discuss possible interventions. There are many relatively benign causes for facial tingling, and if that is all you experience, would not fear an ominous process. Helps to have a thorough exam and comfort from your physician. ...Read more

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I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety. But I'm on pills.

I've been feeling tingling off & on, both sides of my face near sideburns & ears. No numbness or anything. I do have anxiety.  But I'm on pills.

Could be anxiety: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. So can a variety of medication side effects. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to your medicaition. If so, you could try a different drug, with fewer side effects. But talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

Can anxiety cause a tingling sensation left side of face left arm and left calf on and off today. No other symptoms. If I'm busy I feel it less.

See that you have a: # of medical conditions. I would not assume that the tingling sensation you are experiencing is due to anxiety. The reason you may feel symptom less when you are busy is that it distracts you from focusing on the sensation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you have tingling of the face or hands, plus chest pain, due to anxiety or should I worry about heart problems?

Could you have tingling of the face or hands, plus chest pain, due to anxiety or should I worry about heart problems?

Can be similar : Anxiety can cause all your symptoms and even mimic a heart attack. Do you have any symptoms while exercising? Are you having anxiety/panic attacks. Sudden episodes of loss of control. Idk much about you and if you have any cardiovascular risk factors. But, i will advice to seek doctor help. It will help you having a concrete diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more